.Our first tie-up to a bank - in Serignac-sur-Garonne - on the Canal de Garonne, about 8 miles west of Agen.
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10 July - 1:15 PM - dep Agen
            3:30 PM - Arr: Serignac-sur-Garonne
             Tied up on grass bank across from PdP
             Met Pam & Bruce aboard
        & Maddy & Jim aboard l'Esprit de Normandie.
"Pardon me Madame, have you any Grey Poupon aboard?"
Actually, an encounter with Pam & Bruce McKay on Riverdance -
not to mention
Angel the dog!
Our boat looks small under this big tree!
Amarok/Accord on the left, charter boat in the middle of the canal and the Serignac Port de Plaisance on the right.
                                                       Hard to miss our bright yellow boat!
I liked the unusual twisted roof on this Serignac church.
Just another day on the Canal de Garonne!
This shot of Amarok crossing the viaduct over the River Baïse
was taken by Nancy who got off and walked along the towpath.
Another shot of Amarok crossing the viaduct.  Here the Baïse
river can be seen flowing underneath - some 30 feet below.
It's remarkable to realize this structure is nearly 200 years old!
11 July - 10:45 AM - Dep Serignac - fair, 78° F
              1:30 PM - Arr:
               Moored to bank opp. charter boat dock,
              nice shady spot - 34° C and sunny today.
            Big preparations here for July 14 fireworks!
In case you can't see our boat, I put a yellow arrow to show
where we're tied up in Buzet-sur-Baïse.  (If you click on this
photo, you'll be able to see our yellow boat without the arrow.)
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.     July 2011 - Our First week in France
12 July - 11:30 AM - Dep: Buzet-sur-Baïse
              Actually, backed up 500 m and lined
              up for the 2-lock decent in the Baïse.
             Got key-card to operate Baïse locks.
             1:00 PM - Arr:
Vianne - our first
                           "up" lock - stopped for
                     lunch, walked around town
            3:15 PM - Arr:
Lavardac -
                              tied on wall
       Excellenct French dinner on board
grâce à cuisenaire, Nancy.
Cruising upstream on the Baïse, we're about to pass under the Canal de Garonne
viaduct which we passed over yesterday.  You can see another boat passing up there.
Cuisinaire extraordinaire Nancy at
work in the galley of the
The Baïse is quite different from the Canal de Garonne,
a real river rather than a canal.  Very wild in places.
A (rainy) lock on the Baïse, typically with a dam beside it.
A snug fit!  The locks here are narrower than on the Garonne!
      (Photo by Nancy.)
Dinner inside on a rainy evening.
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.            Notre croisiére sur la Baïse
13 July - 11:30 AM - Dep Lavardac, 70°, light mist
              1:45 PM - Arr:
Nérac - tied up on wall.
                Exceptionally pretty town!  For more,
                            continue to
Page 4.